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“Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.”
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“I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.”
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“The final aim and reason of all music is nothing other than the glorification of God and the refreshment of the spirit.”
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“There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.”
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“What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve.”
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“If I decide to be an idiot, then I’ll be an idiot on my own accord.”
Johann Sebastian Bach
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
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“It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.”
Johann Sebastian Bach
“Harmony is next to Godliness”
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“All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the soul's refreshment; where this is not remembered there is no real music but only a devilish hubbub.”
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“I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed . . . equally well.”
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“Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.”
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“Soli Deo Gloria”
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“God's gift to his sorrowing creatures is a joy worthy of their destiny.”
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“I have always kept one end in view, namely ... to conduct a well-regulated church music to the honour of God.”
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“The aim and final reason of all music should be none else but the glory of God and refreshing the soul. Where this is not observed there will be no music, but only a devilish hubbub.”
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“Face to the reality.”
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“Tobe, Welt, und springe; ich steh' hier und singe in gar sichrer Ruh'.”
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The Well-Tempered Clavier: Books I and II, Complete The Well-Tempered Clavier
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